On PEC’s electric system, your risk of experiencing a power surge is as slim as your odds of being struck by lightning — literally. We safeguard our voltage by adhering to statewide standards and installing protective equipment like lightning arrestors and capacitors. The only time you’d experience a power surge, says our SCADA Operations Manager Zachary DeLeon, is if lightning struck between the transformer and your house.
If you want to stay safe and fight the odds, keep your expensive electronics plugged into good quality surge protectors. Better yet, if you’re expecting a thunderstorm, unplug them entirely.
Get more storm and outage preparation tips at pec.coop/be-prepared.